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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Mar 1, 2012 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Jeff, you are so lucky. We are the same age, and my cousins knew what a huge Monkees fan I was, so they bought a ticket for me to see that same strange seminal surreal pairing in Chicago. I kinda remember it being at the Medinah Temple. I, too, was 12, and parents put the kabosh on my going. They were concerned about what TV and papers were portraying as a disorderly and out-of-control environment at 'these young people's rock concerts'. That was the last time my folks prevented me from seeing any kind of concert. Oy.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 1, 2012 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

my mom actually took me and a friend for my birthday. quite a haul from new jersey. yay mom!

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Mar 1, 2012 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

That's funny. My mom was actually OK with me going - she was into live music concerts, having seen Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Bing, Duke (she recently told me she saw a young Frank Sinatra as an opening act for one of the saturday matinee movies, where they gave away plates and some such) - but she stood with my dad who was dead set against it.